Sebastian Munoz, a great start in McKinney

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Sebastian Munoz, a great start in McKinney
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In McKinney, Texas, AT&T Byron Nelson started under the sign of Sebastian Munoz. The Colombian, leader with a score of 60 (-12), entered the history of the PGA Tour as the only golfer to have recorded two rounds of 60 strokes in the same season.

Already in November 2021, right in the opening lap of the RSM Classic, the 29-year-old from Bogotà - with a success on the circuit, arrived in 2019 at the Senderson Farms Championship - had succeeded in this feat. And now Munoz has repeated himself, despite a penalty shot arrived at hole 8 (par 4) of TPC Craig Ranch (par 72), closed with the only bogey of the day by the South American, protagonist of two eagles and nine birdies.

Sebastian Munoz, results

In the US, after the first lap Francesco Molinari is instead 40 / o with 69 (-3). Five birdies and two bogeys for the Turin player, called to redeem his last three outings at the cut. Among the big names, instead occupy the 12th position with 67 (-5), among others, the Americans Scottie Scheffler (world number 1), Jordan Spieth (who is Texan and plays at home), Dustin Johnson, in addition to the Japanese Hideki Matsuyama and the Australian Adam Scott.

Good start also for Kyoung-Hoon Lee. The South Korean, reigning champion, is 2 / o with 64 (-8) alongside Chilean Mito Pereira and Americans Peter Malnati and Justin Lower. Since 1983, no reigning champion had managed, in the opening lap, to record a round with such a low score.

PGA Tour golfers travel to Texas to create AT&T Byron Nelson ($ 9.1 million prize pool). The event, born in 1944, immediately gave a pyrotechnic start thanks to an unleashed Sebastian Munoz. The Colombian scored an extraordinary -12 in the opening round, becoming the first golfer in history to have signed two 60-stroke rounds in the same season.

After the 60 placed in November on the par 70 of the RSM Classic, the South American repeated himself on the par 72 course of the TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney (Texas, United States), even hitting a bogey on hole 8. For Munoz there are four strokes of margin on his closest pursuers who bear the name of the Chilean Mito Pereira, the South Korean K.

H. Lee, and the Americans Peter Malnati and Justin Lower. -7 and sixth place alone for the American Kyle Wilshire, followed at -6 by a group that closes the top ten made up of the Mexican Carlos Ortiz, the South African Charl Schwartzel, the English David Skinns, the Irish Seamus Power, and the 'American J.J.

Spaun. A ranking that, besides Munoz, is very short, and in the group at -5 in 12th place, there are golfers of the caliber of Joaquin Niemann, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, and the number one of the Official World Golf Ranking Scottie Scheffler.

Francesco Molinari